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Teya Vitu is an Idaho Business Review reporter, covering commercial real estate, construction, transportation and whatever else may intrigue him in the moment. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_TeyaVitu.

Wahooz adds big event center in Meridian (access required)

The new Galaxy Event Center at Wahooz Fun Zone will have capacity for 600 people. Image courtesy of Wahooz Fun Zone.

Meeting space capacity will triple to 600 in Meridian by November as a new $4.5 million, 12,500-square-foot Galaxy Event Center opens at Wahooz Family Fun Zone. Meridian may be the second largest city in Idaho but, as of now, meetings, ...

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Jacksons Food Centers partners with Chevron in multi-state c-store business (access required)

Convenience stores at Jacksons Chevron stations will convert to ExtraMile later in the year. Photo by Teya Vitu.

The six-state, Meridian-based Jacksons Food Stores has entered into a joint venture with Chevron U.S.A. to own, operate and expand Chevron’s nearly 800 ExtraMile convenience stores in California, Oregon and Washington. Jacksons is the managing partner in the joint venture, ...

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International architect to design new Boise main library (access required)

Safdie Architects also designed the main library in Salt Lake City. Photo courtesy of Timothy Hursley via Safdie Architects.

The architect of the 15-year-old Salt Lake City main library and Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City – both signature landmarks – will provide the conceptual building design for the new Boise Main Library. The Boise City ...

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Opera Idaho seeks to build its own theater (access required)

For all its beauty and audience appeal, the Egyptian Theater, as is, presents major challenges to ideally stage opera. File photo.

Opera Idaho is tiptoeing into building its own theater, ideally suited for opera. The 40-year-old opera, which performs statewide, has staged operas at the Egyptian Theater in downtown Boise since 2010 and at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. ...

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